Saturday, March 2, 2013

Simply Shabby Chic


 
Good morning and happy Saturday.  I'm back with my weekly post for Our Creative Corner.  This week, we have a shabby chic inspiration challenge for you.  Meihsia is our host and she has given us this delightful inspiration photo to work with:
We are to take inspiration from the colors and must include a fabric flower and a crown.  I've had a super busy week and didn't have much time for crafting but I managed to come up with a tag for Meihsia's challenge.

I started with one of my favorite jumbo tags and covered it with a piece of digital paper that I printed on my home printer.  The digital paper was created by very talented Astrid McLean and shared as a freebie on her blog Astrid's Artistic Efforts.  If you haven't visited Astrid's blog, you need to.  Her work is amazing and she generously shares lots of wonderful digital vintage images - mostly tags and papers that she has created herself.

I did a little distressing/sponging around the edges and enhanced the simplicity of the piece with a bit of zigzag sewing.  I layered some sticky back canvas over a piece of chipboard and cut it with the Sewing Room die, than ran it through the Damask texture fade.  My flower was cut from crinoline with both the Tattered Florals and Mini Tattered Florals dies.  They were already cut and died in my stash so I have no recollection of how I dyed them or what colors I used but they are a variety of pinks and rose shades.  The little tri-bud appliques were white and I hand painted them in shades of pink.  The filigree corner is from my store and I white embossed it to fit the shabby theme.

The Just Celebrate sentiment is from the new Tim Holtz Simple Sayings stamp set, which I think will see a lot of use - many sentiments to fit so many occasions plus I love the little frame stamp to put them inside of.  The crown is from Melissa Frances and is also available in my store, as is the Venise lace butterfly.

And that's it for my very simple Shabby Chic piece.  Please take a look at the other designers' inspiration samples over at Our Creative Corner!









These products used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:

14 comments:

Buttons said...

Fantastic tag Linda. Love how you've used one of Astrid's images (aren't they so good?!) and what a tattered flower - just like one of Tim's. Hugs, Jenny x

Meihsia Liu said...

This tag is gorgeous! Linda, I love the beautiful background and the pretty flower. Great design! ^_^

angi eharis said...

hi linda! tx so much for always be generous and sharing your beautiful artwork with us, and inspiring us! i just checked out your store last nite and it is to die for!! i can't wait until i can shop, good job! aloha, angi in hana

angi eharis said...

hi linda! tx so much for always be generous and sharing your beautiful artwork with us, and inspiring us! i just checked out your store last nite and it is to die for!! i can't wait until i can shop, good job! aloha, angi in hana

marda said...

Beautiful tag. Great that you used an image from Astrid. Love her artistry.

Brenda Brown said...

Just love the shabby gorgeousness of your tag Linda. Don't know how you manage to come up with such goodies and each one so fresh and creatively different. Love Astrid's paper, it has worked so well for you.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I love the embossing and stitching, Linda! So beautiful!

Karen T said...

I just love this! - so pretty and lacey! :) truly inspiring...

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag Linda, I so admire how you can do grungy and Shabby Chic equally well. Love that you were able to use one of m papers and thanks fr linking back to me, that was very kind! Love that flower too and the treatment of that corner embellishment is so clever, thanks for the inspiration!

Sophie said...

Wieder so ein wunderschönes Tag...

Darlene G said...

I love the tag. It is so beautiful. Hope all is well with you.

Samantha Elliott said...

Super tag Linda. Love the delicateness of this one.
Hugs
xx

butterfly said...

Cute photo from Meihsia, and I love your embossed dress form in its beautiful flowery frock! Lovely tag...
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

You nailed this image perfectly! Love the corner lace part...so striking and caught my eye first! Love love love the whole feel to this...feminine yet strong!!!

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